Jan 22, 2015
Excited About Efficiency: CEA Now Largest Industry Supporter of CalPlug
Research center works to create connections, power innovation and boost efficiency
Today the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its formal partnership with the California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug), joining the center in its efforts to advance energy efficiency, environmental quality and economic growth. Already among CalPlug’s founding advisory board members, with this new financial support for the center CEA now becomes CalPlug’s largest private-sector donor and a Core Supporter alongside the California Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission.
Jan 20, 2015
CEA on SOTU: Trade and Balanced Approach to Open Internet Will Help Drive Innovation
President ignores other key innovation policies
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding tonight’s State of the Union address: “President Obama accurately noted that 21st century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development to succeed in the global economy. But we are disappointed he missed the opportunity to push for strategic immigration reform to keep the world’s best and brightest here in the U.S. to build companies and create jobs, a key policy component necessary to maintain our leadership in innovation."
Jan 16, 2015
CEA Praises Introduction of Startup Act
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in regard to the introduction of the Startup Act from Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.): “American startups are responsible for strengthening our economy, driving significant job growth and bringing innovative new products to market." Full Release
Jan 16, 2015
Eric Bodley Receives 2015 CEA TechHome Leadership Award
This month at the 2015 International CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® awarded Eric Bodley the 2015 TechHome Leadership Award for his more than 30 years of service to the consumer electronics (CE) industry. Bodley is currently the president and CEO of Future Ready Solutions™, and his past experience includes retail, custom installation, manufacturing and developing the In-Home Audio/Video Specialist training program, a widely used sales and installation process with custom installation companies. Full Release
Jan 16, 2015
CEA Applauds Historic Decision to Ease Trade Restrictions on Cuba
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the release of guidelines regulating the easement of trade, travel and tourism with Cuba, and identifying key products from the technology sector – primarily for communication and dissemination of information – that will be allowed greater export potential beginning today: "While we are still assessing the broader implications and means to comply with the new rules, this move should open new doors for our innovative technologies, small businesses and U.S. export potential."
Jan 16, 2015
CEA Applauds House, Senate Draft Legislation on Open Internet
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation draft legislation providing clear rules for open and unfettered access to the Internet: “We thank Chairman Upton and Chairman Thune for drafting clear, simple, non-bureaucratic legislation that would preserve an open Internet, while encouraging competition among Internet Service Providers and investment in the Internet." Full Release
Jan 16, 2015
CEA Praises Reintroduction of ENERGY STAR Regulatory Improvement Act
The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the reintroduction of the ENERGY STAR Regulatory Improvement Act by Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), legislation that would provide an alternate to the ENERGY STAR program’s third-party certification requirement for consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers with a demonstrated track record of compliance: “We commend Representative Womack for reintroducing this important bill, which recognizes that a costly, time-consuming, one-size-fits-all approach to the ENERGY STAR program isn’t the most effective means of improving energy efficiency." Full Release
Jan 13, 2015
CEA Supports Immigration Innovation Act of 2015
Following today's introduction of the Immigration Innovation (I-Squared) Act of 2015 by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issued the following statement that can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA: "The bipartisan ‘I-Squared Act’ is a long overdue step toward addressing our nation’s shortage of high-skilled workers." Full Release
Jan 12, 2015
CEA Releases Groundbreaking New Book: Digital Destiny
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has released its third book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing). In this provocative new book, which debuted last week at the 2015 International CES® and is available for sale nationwide today, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s chief economist, explains why the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity, one that will rival the invention of the printing press for its transformational effects on every person, country and institution in the world.
Jan 09, 2015
CEA Celebrates One Year of Linking U.S Veterans with Tech Careers
Today at the 2015 International CES®, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and U.S. Tech Vets celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of USTechVets.org, an online community to connect the one million U.S. service members who are transitioning back into civilian life with employment opportunities in the technology industry. Full Release